Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of CNL CAPITAL EKES – AIFM consists of five (5) members and is elected by the General Meeting of Shareholders for five (5) years. The present composition of the Board, whose tenure expires on 15.11.2022, is as follows:
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Board Member
Panagiotis Lekkas has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management as Head of the Asset Management Division at Alpha Finance AXEPEY, Director of the Main Branch at Alpha Private Bank, and Co-Founder of CNL. He graduated first in his class from Athens University of Economics and Business (ASOEE) and holds an MBA (with distinction) from London Business School. He is Chairman of the London Business School Greek Alumni Association and Board Member of the Lilian Voudouri Foundation.
Independent Vice-Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Board Member
Alexandros Benos (Ph.D.) has more than 17 years of experience in all aspects of risk management, as Chief Risk Officer in the National Bank group. Currently, he is a CFO at Cenergy Holdings/Viohalco group. He held academic positions at the University of Piraeus and the HEC School of Management in Paris. Alexandros holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Stanford University, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Board Member
During his 25-year career, Nikos Chloros has been a consultant at Cambridge Technology Group (USA), a Senior Analyst at Sumitomo Bank (UK), and a Senior Fund Manager at Alpha Trust Mutual Funds (Greece) before co-founding CNL. Nikos has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and an MBA from London Business School.
Independent Non-Executive Board Member
Timos Tsokanis has almost 30 years of work experience in the telecommunications sector. For the past fifteen years, he has held senior management positions in leading telecommunications providers in Europe and America such as Verizon (USA), Deutsche Telekom (Romania & Bulgaria), WIND/ORASCOM (Greece), and Bulgarian Telecom. Timos has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and holds an MSc from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Non-Executive Board Member
Nicoletta Panayiotopoulos has 40 years of experience as a ship finance professional, initially at BOA Greece, with a short interval as a corporate officer at the same bank. In 1988, she joined the Representative Office of Credit Agricole CIB (Banque Indosuez at the time) as a Deputy Rep, and in 2007 she was appointed as Head of Shipping, Greece, a position she still holds today. She has a BSc Economics degree from University College London, (First Class Honours) and an MBA from London Business School, and is a founding member and the first President of its Greek Alumni Association. She is a member of the Marketing Committee of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, whose role is fundraising for Greek Olympic athletes.